One Last Stop
“Red, White, and Royal Blue fans rejoice: Casey McQuiston is back and better than ever! This book has everything I wanted and more. We've got time warps, we've got a found family dynamic, we've got a diner to save, and, of course, we've got Casey's delightfully funny writing style. What more is there to ask for? If you're looking for a fun sapphic rom-com with a bit of a sci-fi twist, this book is a fantastic way to kick off your summer.”Kendall, Brilliant Books Audio
How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons
“Gay and Chicano advice columnist J.P. Brammer offers lessons for LGBTQIA+ people (and really anyone) based off his youth, past dating experiences, and coming into his identities. Brammer approaches his reflections with a mixture of sass and sensitivity, thus making for a highly enjoyable read.”Sofie, Phoenix Books
Return to the beloved world of Julie Murphy’s #1 New York Times bestselling Dumplin’—now a popular Netflix feature film starring Jennifer Aniston—in this fabulously joyful, final companion novel about drag, prom, and embracing your inner Queen. This audio edition is performed by Chad Burris (Broadway’s Mean Girls, Frozen, and The Book of...Read more »
For fans of Casey McQuiston and Abby Jimenez comes a bold, hilarious, and out-of-the-box novel about mixing business with battery-operated pleasure . . .
When it comes to her career, Cade Elgin has it all figured out. Only “professional talk” has become her default mode, relationships are nonexistent, and don’t even mention the word “orgasm.” All... Read more »
“Sasha Masha is an #OwnVoices queer coming-of-age story featuring Alex, who might be trans. By the end of the story, he’s not sure of his pronouns, but he knows his name—it’s Sasha Masha. Sasha Masha, who wears dresses and lipstick and dances and feels beautiful. This book—warm and sweet, with a few cringe-worthy high school stumbles that turn out okay—is a glimpse into how Alex lets Sasha Masha come through. It illustrates especially how unconditionally loving and accepting queer people can be of each other. I loved Agnes Borinsky’s natural writing style, which was made even better when read in her voice.”Mary, Raven Book Store
Between Perfect and Real
A moving YA debut about a trans boy finding his voice—and himself. Dean Foster knows he’s a trans guy. He’s watched enough YouTube videos and done enough questioning to be sure. But everyone at his high school thinks he’s a lesbian—including his girlfriend Zoe, and his theater director, who just cast him as a “nontraditional” Romeo. He wonders... Read more »
Butter Honey Pig Bread
2021 CANADA READS FINALIST
Longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize
An intergenerational saga about three Nigerian women: a novel about food, family, and forgiveness.
Butter Honey Pig Bread is a story of choices and their consequences, of motherhood, of the malleable line between the spirit and the mind, of finding new homes and...Read more »
"A gut-churning, heart-wrenching, blockbuster of a first novel . . . Parks-Ramage is an extraordinary new talent and Yes, Daddy is truly something special."
—Kristen Arnett, author of Mostly Dead Things
A propulsive, scorching modern gothic, Yes, Daddy follows an ambitious young man who is lured by an older, successful playwright into a dizzying... Read more »
Nominated for a 34th annual Lambda Literary Award • A scintillating thriller with an emotional punch: “The tension builds to unbearably claustrophobic levels. To say more would rob readers of the 'no, he didn’t' suspense that makes Bath Haus an unexpectedly twisted, heart-pounding cat-versus-mouse thriller" (Los Angeles Times).
Oliver Park, a... Read more »
Nominated for a 34th annual Lambda Literary Award • An essential and revelatory coming-of-age narrative from a thrilling new voice, Rainbow Milk follows nineteen-year-old Jesse McCarthy as he grapples with his racial and sexual identities against the backdrop of his Jehovah's Witness upbringing.
"The kind of novel you never knew you were waiting... Read more »
Postcolonial Love Poem
“Pulitzer Prize-winning Postcolonial Love Poem will make you want Natalie Diaz to write a love poem about you. Here, she writes sensual lesbian poems and warm platonic ones, poems about water and basketball and things lost in translation. Her elegant poetry begs to be studied—add this stunner from a Mexican Mojave poet to your shelf, and eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.”Mary, Raven Book Store
The Queer Bible
By Jack Guinness
Narrated by: Jack Guinness, Amelia Abraham, Paula Akpan, Munroe Bergdorf, Joseph Cassara, Juliet Jacques, Paris Lees, Freddy McConnell, Paul Mendez, Mark Moore, Graham Norton, Matthew Todd & Russell Tovey
Length: 8 hours 45 minutes
An O, The Oprah Magazine LGBTQ Book "Changing the Literary Landscape"
A gorgeously illustrated collection of essays written by today’s queer heroes—featuring contributions from Elton John, Tan France, Gus Kenworthy, Paris Lees, Russell Tovey, Munroe Bergdorf, and many others. The Queer Bible is a celebration of LGBTQ+ history and culture, edited...Read more »
Academy Award winner Anna Paquin narrates Rita Mae Brown’s pathbreaking novel Rubyfruit Jungle, available for the first time ever in audio.
A landmark coming-of-age novel that launched the career of one of this country’s most distinctive voices, Rubyfruit Jungle remains a transformative work since its original publication almost fifty years...Read more »
From acclaimed author Brian Malloy comes a stunning novel of love, friendship, and surviving the deepest loss, set in New York City and Minneapolis in 1988, at the peak of the AIDS crisis. Two years after his partner, Francesco, died, twenty-eight-year-old Kevin Doyle is dusting off his one good suit jacket for yet another funeral, yet another... Read more »
The Jasmine Throne
The Burning Kingdoms: Book #1
"RAISES THE BAR FOR WHAT EPIC FANTASY SHOULD BE." —Chloe Gong, author of These Violent Delights
A ruthless princess and a powerful priestess come together to rewrite the fate of an empire in this “fiercely and unapologetically feminist tale of endurance and revolution set against a gorgeous, unique magical world” (S. A. Chakraborty).
Exiled by her... Read more »
Letters, Connections, and Cures
“What a beauty this book is, and read by Ivan, it's that much better. They are *such* a powerful reader. I had chills from the writing and the reading, over and over again. Whether or not you've read anything by Ivan or know who they are, this is such an excellent introduction to their writing and work. It's maybe 20 exchanges between Ivan and other people who wrote them a letter or an email, usually after seeing them give a reading or a talk, and then Ivan's response. It's full of beautiful, thoughtful, compassionate understanding, and it lays bare the trans and nonbinary experience for people who may not see it at all. I don't know how, after hearing these stories, that you can't understand. This is powerful, beautiful, and unfortunately necessary. Almost every exchange had me in tears and all of them but one required a big pause and deep breaths after. This is so powerful.”Elisa, Another Read Through
Lost in the Never Woods
"There are moments of true tenderness, hope, and grief in this haunting, magical tale, and the narrator makes it all convincing. Teenage listeners will be drawn into this enchanting story." -- Booklist, starred review
When children start to go missing in the local woods, a teen girl must face her fears and a past she can't remember to rescue them...
The Witch King
The Witch King Duology: Book #1
“Where has this feral, hurt, angry, loving disaster of a gay trans witch been my whole life? I felt so at home within the pages of this book, and I know other queer & trans readers will feel the same way—this is the fantasy I wish I had in high school and my current favorite book to handsell.”Miriasha, Phoenix Books
The Gravity Inside Us
Poetry and Prose
From rising Australian poet Chloë Frayne comes her newest poetry collection, The Gravity Inside Us.
Gathering inspiration from a life of travel, hope, long-distance relationships, healing, and adventure, Frayne invites readers into her world. The Gravity Inside Us is an ode to whatever it is we carry that pulls us in and out of place, and speaks... Read more »
How to Survive and Thrive in an Unjust World (While Transforming it for the Better)
We are in the midst of a cultural moment. #MeToo. #BlackLivesMatter. #TransIsBeautiful. #AbleismExists. #EffYourBeautyStandards. Those of us who don't fit into the "mythical norm" (white, male, cisgender, able-bodied, slender, Christian, etc.)—which is to say, most of us—are demanding our basic right: To know that who we are matters. To... Read more »